Capesize TREASURE (Panama, 76705grt, built 1983, Class BV),
suffers structural damage about 1000 miles West of Port Noloth.
With the hold 4 flooding, the air pressure lifted the hatch covers
but the ship kept proceeding at 9 knots to seek refuge in Cape Town.
Later she was denied refuge, told to proceed 50 miles back at sea
but sank while 6 miles offshore with her 1300 tons bunkers
causing a disastrous pollution killing thousands of penguins on Robben island.
She had then a 160 square meter hole in the shell plate.
The ship is owned by Good Faith Shipping,
owner of several lost bulkers: the CORAZON, the NAGOS.
Although nobody died as a result of the TREASURE sinking,
the incident got a main coverage in the world-wide media
due to oil pollution and the subsequent death of seabirds.
This says a lot about the value of a seafarer's life!